The Impact of Technology-Facilitated Crimes on Students

For years, technology-facilitated crime has presented courts and legislators with the difficulty of maintaining the pace and rapidity of trends in online crime. Some of the more common forms of technology-facilitated crime that affect students today include child pornography and cyberbullying. But less-discussed crimes can also be identified through Gaggle’s content analysis and expert review.

Child Grooming

Grooming is an attempt to build an emotional connection with a student in order to exploit their trust for the purposes of sexual abuse, trafficking or another similar heinous sex crime. Grooming occurred in person long before the rise of the Internet, predominantly by someone the student knew (such as a family member, family friend or a professional).

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